Gold Bars

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 3 Ratings
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1 c butter, melted
2 c confectioners' sugar
2 c creamy and/or crunchy peanut butter
2 c rice crispies cereal
1 1/2 c dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp peanut butter, creamy

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Lisa Byrd Recipe
Well Seasoned
Colorado Spgs, CO (pop. 416,427)
Member Since Feb 2011
Lisa's notes for this recipe:
When I was a kid, we had a "snack bar" at our middle school where you could buy all kinds of goodies. Gold Bars were very popular & always sold out quickly.

I love how easy they are to make & the compliments I get whenever I make them, well those don't hurt. Haha!

NOTE: I like to use creamy Jif peanut butter, but the choice is yours. I also like to use dark chocolate chips. I feel that the peanut butter & confectioner's sugar adds enough sweetness.
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In a large bowl mix together melted butter and confectioners' sugar.
Next, add 2 cups preferred peanut butter until well blended.
Finally, fold in rice crispies until well blended.
In bottom of a 13x11 glass baking dish that has been lined with plastic wrap & lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, gently press mixture evenly into baking dish.
For the Topping:
In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the 6Tbsp creamy peanut butter, stirring until smooth. (Heat approx 30-45 seconds at a time, then stir & repeat until fully melted.)
Allow to cool to about room temperature and pour on top of peanut butter mixture. (I let it cool for about 10-15min.)
Chill until set but not hard. Chocolate will begin to lose its shiny appearance. (approx. 1hr & 15min.)
Cut into pieces of desired size. (I use a pizza cutter.)
Return to the refrigerator until chocolate has hardened completely. (Overnight is best.) The longer these are kept, the better they get.

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user NIKKI SMITH adorefood - Apr 22, 2011
This is so funny, I loved this bars, I use to sell my lunch for these bars.. Of corse i got deahly ill after school because i ate about 10.. Anyway Thank i will defintley keep this recipes..:)
user NIKKI SMITH adorefood - Apr 22, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Debi Hisel DebiK - Apr 22, 2011
Peanut butter and chocolate AND rice krispies? YUM! Making these for sure! Thanks for sharing!
user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Apr 23, 2011
Yummy! Saved :)
user Shirley Makekau tutuwoman - Apr 24, 2011
Yes, I will be sending this recipe to my recipe box... Thanks!

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